Monday, October 14, 2013

Framing at last! Also knitting, new project and very late TUSAL

I was so happy when my LNS emailed to say that my framing was done.  Hooray!  Here they are.  First up is


And All Was for an Appil.  Love the frame!


Next, Rachel Howells by the Scarlett House.


Another great frame.


And here they are on the last Adam and Eve wall.


Jane Philpot by Shakespeare's Peddler and The Hart Lives Where it Loves are also on the wall.  And yes, you see a little Liberty Hill box hanging there too.  I use it to hold one of my little speakers.  I'm weird.  lol!

I think it's time to start the next A&E wall in my sewing room.  No more room in this room!

This week I spent a lot of time knitting my Wearwithall Stole.  I just saw KwiltyKim's blocked and finished stole on Instagram and it's wonderful!!  I'm still on the brown on mine.  After this color, there are two more colors to go!


When I was at my LNS, I found a kit that I just couldn't resist.  It's called Splendor XXVI -- Queen's Court by the Heart's Content.  Here's a pic I found on Maureen's website.  I hope she doesn't mind that I'm posting it here.


I love it!  The red of the fiber is gorgeous, and I love that I can put all of my family's initials in the piece.  Here is my start on the piece from yesterday.


I put the quarter in so you can see how small the piece is.  It's stitched full cross over one on 40ct Wichelt linen using Gloriana Tudor Silk.  The Tudor Silk is so fine that doing a full cross over one on 40ct is no problem.  And amazingly, I can actually see what I'm doing -- more or less.  lol!

Finally, I keep forgetting to do my TUSAL posts.  I'm very late with this one, but at least I'm doing it.  I think I've missed a couple of posts so far already.  Here is my pic of my ORTs.


That's a lot of ORTs for me -- I tend to have very short ORTs.  So it's at least 2 month's worth, I think.  I took the pic on top of my treasured sewing box from Betsy Krieg Salm.

I know lots of you love to see pics of Mia.  Here are some pics from our play session this morning.


This is probably her favorite toy, although she has another that's a close second.  She loves to catch the twirly bird (it's 3 feathers that spin through the air) and play with it once she has it.


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

"White makes me look fat...."

50 comments:

Erica said...

Absolutely gorgeous frames!
Perfect to show off your lovely stitching!

Colleen said...

Beautiful frames and stitching pieces :) I love having stitched pieces grouped on a wall. I have several scattered around the house which gives them less impact. I also have several finished but not framed so I've been re-thinking how I want to display ALL of them.

Thanks for sharing Mia's pics. We have 2 rescue kitties and love them to pieces.

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Gorgeous, just gorgeous frames! And I love, love, love Mia in the Appil piece. ;)

Jackie said...

It's always fun to get a piece framed and bring it home! With all your lovely finishes, I don't see how you can choose which one to take in for framing - it must be a hard decision!

Dona said...

Wow, Margaret! Everything looks gorgeous! Beautiful work and your frames are perfect!

cucki said...

Wow so beautiful...very pretty framed and such lovely finishes...so so pretty...
Aww cute kitty..kisses
Big hugs x

RuthB said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. Congrats on your beloved pieces returning to the fold in such grand style.

And let's not say "fat." Let's say white makes you look ... err... fluffy! :)

Giovanna said...

That's some lovely framing, and they look great on your wall. The new project is very pretty.

Jennifer said...

Your needlework is lovely and Mia is just adorable. Found your blog The Sampler Girl and I've added you to my favorites list!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful framing for beautiful stitching! Sounds like you'll be wrapped up, soon! Oh, Mia, don't worry - you're wonderful just the way you are :-)!

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- Your framing looks grand and it they looks so good on your wall! You are my inspiration:))

Have a good week!

Annette-California said...

ooooh Beautiful frames for your Gorgeous samplers. How amazing they look displayed on your wall!
Love Mia in Appil:) Your new wip is a beautiful sampler. Love the close up photo on the over one stitching, wow. love Annette

Annie said...

Beautiful framing. The deer in the headlights pair have been a favorite of mine for a while!

You are definitely going to be ready for snuggling this winter!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love that A & E wall! Those frames are gorgeous. Someday I'll have some samplers to hang on my wall. LOL!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful stitching...and the frames are perfect!
Robyn

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely finishes Margaret. Mia always makes me smile, I look forward to seeing her every Monday. Cats do like their feathers - we'll not dwell on the reason why:-)

Lene said...

Gorgeous frames on gorgeous work. Your wall must be such a joy to have and look at:) Looking forward to see the knitting done and blocked. And thanks for always share Mia with us:)

Liz McMahon said...

She's getting big Margaret, love the stitching as usual and the stole is going to look fabulous..
xx

Melissa said...

Oh those frames are gorgeous! They really show off your stitching! Your new piece is very pretty and just too tiny for me to even contemplate! It will be lovely, I'm sure!

Teresa S. said...

Isnt it a great feeling to pick up the framed pieces? Love them both and the stole!

Beth said...

In no particular order...cross stitch 40 count over one! Wow! I think you picked out fab frames for your 2stitches...and the shop did a great job stretching them so they are straight and true. Always great to see Mia.

Linda said...

I love those frames too! On the second one, the colors in it really pick up on the colors of the sampler.... And as always, beautiful stitching by you!

Thanks for the pictures of Mia - I enjoy them...

Linda in VA

Cari said...

Love, love, love the frames on your work. Aren't they fun? And I especially love seeing Mia on your AAWFAA. Too CUTE!! Your stole is coming right along too. I've love watching both yours and Kim's come along and off the needles. You newest start is great too. I love the Tudor Silks as well. I stitched a small piece on the 50 count linen from the Attic and really enjoyed it.

And last, but certainly not least....hugs to Mia and 'da Bird. My cats love that toy too!!

Hugs

Marsha said...

That is a pretty color red silk. It's going to be a gorgeous sampler. The two you got back from the framers are really special. I like the carved frames. I can't believe you knit also, very cool.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love to see things framed. They all look really nice. And your knitting is coming along very well. I have to laugh at Mia the great huntress!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Love, love love your Adam and Eve wall--I am frantically, feverishly working on mine.

Tell Mia--white does not make her look fat--it makes her all the more beautiful

Deb said...

Love all your framing. Your framer has some gorgeous frames!

And love that knitting too. I think that we're going to have to do something to Kwilty Kim - I've been roaming Ravelry and buying yarn with reckless abandon!

robindefender said...

Your framed pieces all look fabulous!!!

valerie said...

Wonderful framing Margaret! You sure have been busy...look at all that knitting?! And a awesome new start. All those x's are teeny. I just sent my Jane Pattison in for framing!! I can't wait to see how she ends up. :)

Faye said...

Your framed pieces are just beautiful!!! My AAWFAA is headed to the framers Wednesday! I love the 2mouldings you went with.... And, good luck with the over one stunner! I admire you AND your young eyes :-)

Linda said...

Beautiful framed pieces Margaret. Great new start. I am awe that you can stitch on 40ct. I can't even see the holes with my glasses. Love the pics of Mia.

Linda

Glenna said...

Mia, white doesn't make you look fat! You look rich!

Love the framed pieces--perfect frames.

And thanks so much for showing us the tudor silks. We don't have them here, so I didn't know what they were about--and now I have to get some!

Mouse said...

oooooo I like your wall ... and I am sure you could squeeze one or two small ones on there too ... :) love your new start .. 1 over 1 on forty count is gorgeous but slow going ... got one on the go ..lol and awwwwww Mia is gorgeous as ever and love her playing with her new toy ... love mouse xxxxx

My Xstitch Place said...

gorgeous frames,
aww cute cat

Mary said...

I love it that Mia turned up in AAWFAA! All the framed projects are so cool together - beautful work!

Chris said...

Your framed pieces look great. You have a great framer. Gorgeous! They compliment your samplers so well. Lovely new HC start.
Hugs to you and Mia!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

hahahah...white makes me look fat :) That particularly struck me this morning and I'm still sitting here giggling.. :)

Your samplers, dear Margaret, what can I say....I am green with envy! But I am so happy that you share them with me so I know what it looks like to be a productive stitcher! You are awesome and your work is stunning!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Beautiful pieces Margaret! Love them!

SewAmy said...

I love seeing your finished framed pieces. They are gorgeous. And your wall of samplers is breath taking!

Krista said...

All of the framed pieces are simply stunning! Tell Mia she is also simply stunning in white! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful work! Hmmm, the little cat in Appil reminds me of someone :-)

Carol said...

You chose the perfect frames, Margaret!! They both look great--how nice to have a good framer nearby that you can trust with your lovely stitching :)

That new over one piece is going to be glorious--such a beautiful shade of red. Can't imagine doing over one on 40 ct, but you seem to be making it work!!

Dawn said...

Great molding choices on your recent batch of samplers. How wonderful to have gallery walls of samplers! Your new start is a beauty. I love an all red piece.
Sweet Mia!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I love your stitching my friend very beautiful

bisous

Ranae said...

Beautiful pieces!!
The red is going to look so elegant
Beautiful stitches!!

Karoline said...

Fabulous framing!

Your new start is lovely & great progress on the stole

Anne said...

STunning frames Margaret!! I loooove the one you chose for Rachael! It's perfect for her. The wall is fabulous full of wonderful A's & E's!! I spy Jane there :D She's still one of my favs!! The new design you're stitching is so teeny tiny and pretty. It's perfect! I like the Mia comment of white makes me look fat...well, no matter what background Titus lies in front of, he just is fat!! Hugs!

Sally said...

Gorgeous framing!

Love your teeny new start.

Love seeing Mia. She is such a cutie.

Catherine said...

Wow, wow and wow!! Your stitching is always so gorgeous and the frames you chose are perfect to set those stitches off!!! Well done! As always, I love seeing Mia!

Solstitches said...

It's been way too long since I caught up here.
As ever your stitching is beautiful.
Loved the pics of Mia at play with the yarn. Maybe spinning is not such a great idea for you LOL as I'm sure she would want to "help"

Margaret